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CatLass007

CatLass007

Joined July 2017

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. – – Groucho Marx
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@UwannaPublishme Look what arrived today! Thank you for your generosity, my friend. And thank you for the extra, extra early birthday wishes. I know that Litsy is a wonderful community of readers. #LitsyLove is a fine group of which I am proud to be a part. And now I can participate in the #buddyread about a show that played an important role in my childhood. #hometoshadows #TheresNoPlaceLikeCollinwood

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2d
AnnCrystal 👏🤩😍👍. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2d
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#LitsySciFiBookClub I read an article about this book a couple of years ago and thought it sounded interesting, so I added it to my Audible library. Three months in a row I nominated it for this buddy read. Now I‘ve listened to the first two chapters and I‘m finding it extremely depressing, even disturbing. This is not a review. I‘m not bailing. I plan to listen to the entire book. Because I haven‘t even gotten to the science fiction part yet.

RamsFan1963 @CatLass007 Yeah the first part didn't seem like sci-fi to me either, but it gets there eventually 5d
CatLass007 @RamsFan1963 Thank you. I believe it will get there eventually but I didn‘t realize I was going to have to wade through the other stuff to get there. 5d
Bookwomble It took me about 50 pages to get into it. It does get more engaging, though I'm not 100% sold yet. 5d
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CatLass007 @Bookwomble Thank you. Maybe if I were reading it in print instead of listening to it on audio I wouldn‘t find it so disturbing. But I don‘t know. 5d
Bookwomble I've finished. The first part is relevant to how the story develops, and I found it more engaging the further in I got. Worth persevering with, I thought 🙂 How're you getting on with it? 11h
CatLass007 @Bookwomble I‘m about halfway through and it did get better. I‘m not going to rush out and buy the rest of the series but I‘ll probably get to at least one more later in the year. 9h
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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#ReadAway2024 This is the book I chose for April‘s #TBRTarot prompt, “Choose a book which has become a TV show or movie.” My favorite adaptation of Frankenstein is a miniseries from the 1970s called “Frankenstein: The True Story.” Frankenstein is widely acknowledged as the first science fiction book. I‘m not sure what I expected but this was a pleasant surprise. Mary Shelley‘s writing is lovely. Victor, the so-called hero, wanted to (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 play God but as soon as he saw his creation come to life, he rejected and abandoned the creature, providing him with no education or any kind of guidance. Victor‘s arrogance and cowardice caused anguish and death for the people he claimed to love. (edited) 6d
DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 6d
CBee Yay! 😀 6d
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 Okay! Now I know what all the fuss is about. This was a very entertaining story. Most of this series is currently free on Audible (Yay for excellent free stuff.) This security droid calling itself Murderbot has attained free will. But rather than murdering anyone, it would much rather watch soap operas. I‘ll continue this series and I highly recommend that all science fiction fans start reading or listening.

TheSpineView Loved this series! 🌞 1w
CatLass007 @TheSpineView I don‘t know if it‘s a good thing that I‘ll probably zip through it or not. Fortunately she‘s written other books. 1w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 7d
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The Curse of the Pharaohs | Elizabeth Peters
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 The first book in this series didn‘t contain a single murder, an interesting choice to start off a mystery series. This, the second book in the series, made up for that absence by providing us with multiple victims. I enjoy Amelia‘s character and the way she takes charge of every situation. And she has met her match 💯 in Emerson. And Ramses is simply marvelous!!

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 7d
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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#Nonfiction2024 #BingoChallenge #ReadAway2024 This year‘s nonfiction challenge provides a list of books, mostly nonfiction, that have been banned for some reason. The challenge is to read a book of nonfiction about a similar topic. In this book teenagers at boarding school drink, smoke, cuss, and have sex. This book isn‘t about any of these things. It is about friendship, found family, death, grief, and survivors guilt. This is exactly (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 the type of literature that young people should read, books that feature people just like them coping with issues that people of all ages everywhere encounter. Recommend!! 1w
Prairiegirl_reading I read this last summer because it has been banned and I feel the same way about it! 1w
CatLass007 @Prairiegirl_reading This is supposed to be a prompt to read nonfiction but how can I read nonfiction without knowing what the book prompt is about? I think a Banned Book Club on Litsy would be a great idea. I tried cohosting the #BakerStreetIrregulars but it proved to be more than I could manage and my cohost was hosting so many buddy reads that she got overwhelmed. Good idea, just poor timing. 1w
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Prairiegirl_reading Banned book club is a great idea! Understandable, I couldn‘t manage being a host either. 1w
CatLass007 @Prairiegirl_reading Audible is advertising Banned Books and I can always google a list to create my own personal banned book reading. 1w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 7d
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The River We Remember: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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#LitsyLoveReads #AudibleFreebies I just started listening to this book and it is beautifully written. I believe I have a new author to add to my favorites. Books 1-9 and 11-19 of WKK‘s Cork O‘Connor series are currently free on Audible without a posted expiration date.

ShelleyBooksie The Cork O'Connor.books are awesome on audio 2w
CatLass007 @ShelleyBooksie That‘s great! Thanks for the encouragement. 2w
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The River We Remember: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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#LitsyLoveReads #AudibleFreebies I just started listening to this book and it is beautifully written. I believe I have a new author to add to my favorites. Books 1-9 and 11-19 of WKK‘s Cork O‘Connor series are currently free on Audible without a posted expiration date.

Tove_Reads One of my absolutely fave authors! 🥰 2w
CatLass007 @Tove_Reads Now one of my favorites! Have you read any of the Armand Gamache series? 2w
Tove_Reads Yes I have, but prefer Cork O‘Connor 2w
CatLass007 @Tove_Reads There are several mystery writers whose work I enjoy for various reasons. I‘m not sure if I prefer one over the other, I guess it depends on what mood I‘m in. I never heard the term “mood reader” before I joined Litsy, and it was a while before I realized that I was one. 2w
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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May 2024 #AuthorAMonth #AAM #ReadAway2024 This short novel packs a lot of wallop! It is spectacular. I love science fiction because it makes me think. All good fiction should make its readers think, but science fiction is my favorite genre. I had somewhat figured out the twist at the end but not nearly all of it. Highly recommended!

DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! 2w
Soubhiville Yay! 2w
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#NationalEggMonthChallenge @TieDyeDude Thanks for the tag!! 1) Tag a favorite mystery you‘ve read: This is the first book in the brilliant Armand Gamache/Three Pines series. Her writing is so poetic! 2) What is your favorite way to prepare eggs? If I‘m eating out, I enjoy Eggs Benedict or a good omelette. I‘m not really much of a cook but I will occasionally scramble up some egg with my cheese. Also deviled eggs or egg salad. Join in!

TieDyeDude We had to institute a two egg limit when my mom made deviled eggs for holidays so everyone was able to have some 😅 2w
CatLass007 @TieDyeDude Two whole eggs or two half eggs? We never instituted a limit, we just knew to make extra for Daddy. Everyone else was expected to just have self control.😂🐣 2w
WildAlaskaBibliophile ❤🍳 thank you for playing! 1w
CatLass007 @WildAlaskaBibliophile Thanks for posing the unusual question. 1w
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 I‘m not sure what I was expecting. It was more violent than I expected. The sacrifices made by the characters were interesting. And there were surprises about characters who became allies and their reasons for doing so. This is currently is free on Audible. The other books in this series are free until 5/31.

TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩🤣 2w
slategreyskies I‘m trying to get through the first four books in the series before the 31st, so I can take advantage of them being free on Audible. I‘m not usually that much of a focused and consistent reader, but I‘m giving it a go. 2w
CatLass007 @slategreyskies Same here. Good luck! 2w
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 This charming YA novel was quite enjoyable. This is free on Audible until 5/16. The mean girl was mean but I guess there‘s always a mean girl in YA. The second and third books will continue to be free on Audible for the foreseeable future.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Thanks for the information in relation to Audible. 😊 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩 2w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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On April 15th, I totaled my car. I‘m okay, no one was hurt. Today I picked up my new-to-me car. That‘s one thing I can cross off my “why does everything go wrong at once?” list. #WhatsNewWednesday

Librarybelle Glad you‘re okay! 2w
dabbe Glad you're safe, and yay to a new car! 🤩😀🤗 2w
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CatLass007 @dabbe Thank you! 2w
Read4life Sorry this happened. Happy to hear that you‘re ok and hope you enjoy your new to you car. 💙💙💙 2w
CatLass007 @Read4life Thank you. 2w
AnnCrystal Scary 💕😘💝. Glad you're OK, and your car too! 2w
BookmarkTavern Glad you‘re okay! 💕 2w
CatLass007 @AnnCrystal Thank you. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So glad you are ok!! 2w
julieclair So scary! Glad you‘re okay and have a new-to-you car as well. 💙 2w
CatLass007 @julieclair Thank you! 2w
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#ReadAway2024 This anthology was a bit uneven, but there were stories that I believe were excellent: Widows‘ Walk by Angela Slatter and How to Become a Witch-Queen by Theodora Goss. Recommended.

DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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#BakerStreetIrregulars #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 A fun, charming mystery. I was not expecting everything to be tied up in such a neat bow. Just started book 2 in the series.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 4w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 4w
Sace Just finished this myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Love Amelia and Emerson. 4w
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kspenmoll I just got this free from audible. Thanks for putting this series on my radar. 4w
CatLass007 @Sace I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 4w
CatLass007 @kspenmoll You‘re welcome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 4w
dabbe @Sace They are a hoot together! 🤩 4w
CatLass007 @dabbe Aren‘t they?! 4w
CatLass007 @Sace @kspenmoll @dabbe I am thoroughly enjoying book two, which I started as soon as I finished the first one. 4w
dabbe @CatLass007 🤩😂🤗 4w
dabbe @CatLass007 Hmm ... I might have to investigate, too. 🤩 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 This is a book I read some years ago. 3w
CatLass007 @Andrew65 I‘ve heard of Elizabeth Peters for several years but this is the first time I‘ve read anything by her. 3w
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#SheSaid #ReadAway2024 An excellent, heartbreaking book. Several times I had to stop listening to this audiobook to reduce my rage and grief at the way Black citizens have been legally murdered by the police and private citizens. Read and be educated.

DieAReader 🥳📚Awesome! 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
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#LitsyLove @TieDyeDude Thank you for the fabulous postcard and for welcoming me to the group. Are you still reading Killers of the Flower Moon? What is your opinion of the book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 4w
TieDyeDude I finished it Saturday. It was excellent! 🙂 3w
CatLass007 @TieDyeDude Terrific! 3w
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#LitsyLove @Bookwormjillk Thank you for the postcard and your warm welcome to the group. Are you still reading Demon Copperhead? How is it?

Bookwormjillk I finally finished. I ended up loving it in the end. Glad you joined #LitsyLove 💌💌💌 4w
CatLass007 @Bookwormjillk I‘m glad you enjoyed it. I‘m hesitant to give it a try. But I still might.🤷‍♀️ 4w
Bookwormjillk @CatLass007 the audiobook was really good. It was a sad book but the delivery was funny. Really good narrator. 4w
CatLass007 @Bookwormjillk The waiting list on Libby is several months long. I‘m trying not to buy as many books as I have in the past, so I‘m waiting list bound. 4w
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#LitsySciFiBookClub #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 This was a wonderful book! I‘m so glad I decided to start reading more science fiction again. I participated in buddy reads this month where the selection was by this author. I bailed on a dull fantasy and I couldn‘t stop listening to this one. This deserves a constellation of stars. ✨✨✨✨✨

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 4w
TheSpineView I enjoyed also! 4w
DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! 4w
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#JaneAdjacent #BuddyRead #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 I wanted to love this. But I didn‘t. It was boring. #HailTheBail!

TheSpineView Bummer 😔 1mo
CatLass007 @TheSpineView Very much a bummer. 1mo
DieAReader #HailTheBail Sometimes books are just don‘t live up to what we want them to be😔 1mo
CatLass007 @DieAReader Exactly ! 1mo
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Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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#ClassicLSFBC #ReadAway2024 What a hopeful tale! Highly recommended and deserving of millions of stars.✨ ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

RamsFan1963 It seems pretty much unanimous, no one has had anything bad to say about this, it's been a hit across the board 👍 1mo
CatLass007 @RamsFan1963 I‘m glad to hear that everyone is enjoying it! 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great!! 1mo
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Rapture in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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#InDeathLongReadalong #IDLR #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 The fourth book in the Eve Dallas series is the most enjoyable I‘ve read so far. The technology to exert control over the minds of others? Terrifying. And completely believable that it will be attempted by someone or someones.

TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 1mo
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#LitsyLove @Deblovestoread Thank you for your warm welcome! 8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster sounds interesting. I hope you‘re enjoying it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1mo
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A Calamity of Souls | David Baldacci

I wasn‘t going to nominate anything but Audible is featuring the new David Baldacci book, A Calamity of Souls, and I would like to nominate it for #CampLitsy24. I haven‘t ever read any of his work but the description sounds intriguing.

squirrelbrain Thanks! We‘ll add it to the list. 1mo
Megabooks Thanks for nominating! I have a friend who loves his books, but I‘ve never read one. 1mo
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#LitsyLove This arrived in Friday‘s mail but the weekend has been hectic so I‘m only posting now. Thank you, @Princess-Kingofkings for the lovely note and the wonderful bookmark. I believe it‘s a wonderful way of celebrating and honoring your mother.💕

Princess-Kingofkings @CatLass007 You are welcome! 1mo
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#LitsyLove This arrived in Friday‘s mail from @TheBookHippie I‘m sorry that I only posted it today. You have made me feel very welcome and I look forward to getting to know you better. And thanks for hosting #SundayBuddyRead. I‘ve enjoyed participating in it since last summer. I confess that I haven‘t even started Zorrie but I will get caught up this week. I really like your 20 things about you and it makes me feel like doing something similar.

TheBookHippie ♥️😊🙃♥️ Many people just answer when they can, no worries! Welcome to LitsyLove! 1mo
CatLass007 @TheBookHippie Thanks so much. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1mo
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 Book 0.5 of The Other Realm is a short-short intro to this English Urban Fantasy.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 1mo
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#LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Look what came in the mail today! Thank you so much. The bookmark, stickers, and postcards are amazing. But I especially like the cat and books sticker on the outside of the envelope! You and I are both bibliophiles and ailurophiles.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m so happy you like it!! I‘ll be sending you more 🐾 ❤️ 1mo
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I‘ve been using Libby to borrow audiobooks from my local library. Someone on here mentioned that they use Hoopla to borrow from their local library so I thought I‘d check it out. If both apps are using the same source library, why don‘t they carry the same books? My library is closed for a couple of weeks for some maintenance, or I‘d call them. Is anyone able to enlighten me?

Librarybelle Ebooks and eaudiobooks in libraries are complicated…very, very complicated. Depending upon the platform and the library budget, eaudiobooks may not be offered by the same library in Libby and Hoopla. The buying models are different on each platform, but essentially the library, per publishing guidelines, buys or rents one copy per title, much like a physical item. If the library wants multiple copies of the same title, they have to buy more, ⬇️ 1mo
Librarybelle ⬆️ like physical books. It‘s not a blanket license for purchasing e-products. And, the costs per copy are extreme, again based on publishers. Some publishers also have a checkout limit or a purchase length of time on the item, meaning that after a certain amount of checkouts or after “owning” the copy for a certain amount of years, if the library wants a copy to stay on their platform, they have to repurchase it. Hoopla‘s model is different too ⬇️ 1mo
CatLass007 @Librarybelle Thank you! 1mo
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Librarybelle ⬆️ in that the library essentially rents the title and pays for how many times a patron checks it out. That‘s a really, really basic way of explaining that. It‘s more complicated than that, but it‘s at least basic. Hope this helps! Most library users have no idea how ebooks and eaudiobooks are so much more than consumers pay or have restrictions placed on them by publishers. An ebook copy of a James Patterson is over 80.00 per copy for libraries. 1mo
Librarybelle Sorry - I worked with educating the public and staff for years when I worked in a library. Call it a passion statement. Stepping down from my soapbox now! 😂 1mo
CatLass007 @Librarybelle No need to apologize. I had no idea how things worked. Call me educated. 1mo
IndoorDame I was confused by this when I started using Hoopla too. Someone explained to me that your source library chooses which individual licenses to buy each year for their own catalog and distribute through an app like Libby, but Hoopla is more like a second source library that your library can subscribe to at different tiers which decide how much access it‘s patrons will have to Hoopla‘s materials, but not actually which materials. 1mo
CatLass007 @IndoorDame Thank you! 1mo
Suet624 Great explanations! Thank you. 1mo
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 Wow! This was a terrific book! I give it aaalll the stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

DieAReader 🥳Awesome! (edited) 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic!❤️📖 1mo
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Bailedbailed

#AuthorAMonth I had a difficult time when Nao was being abused by her classmates but when she started abusing someone else, I couldn‘t listen to the book any longer. I know that‘s usually the way things work but I hated it.

Soubhiville My mom recently bailed on this one too. Sorry it didn‘t work for you. 1mo
CatLass007 @Soubhiville I gave it a good shot. 1mo
dabbe #hailthebail! On to a better book! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Texreader Yea that was a lot to take. I‘ve got about two hours left in the audiobook. I‘m still trying to decide how I feel about it. 1mo
CatLass007 @Texreader Well, you‘re further along than I managed. Good for you! 1mo
Read4life I finished the audio but it was a pan. I wanted to finish it for #AuthorAMonth or I would have #hailthebail 1mo
CatLass007 @Read4life I listened to it for #AuthorAMonth but I‘m not filling out any forms or competing for any prizes. I‘m just looking for new authors to enjoy. 1mo
Read4life @CatLass007 I get it. If I had been reading vs listening it would have been a bail. I think I was hoping I‘d find a redeeming quality at some point. I didn‘t. 1mo
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12 Thanks for the tag @Princess-Kingofkings 1) The only specific plans for the week are to go to the Fiber Arts group at the library on Friday and to a Silent Book Club on Sunday. 2) I drink a lot of water and I have a cup of tea first thing in the morning. 3) I use a bookmark. Dog-eared pages are an abomination. 4) ✅ . I‘m tagging everyone. Please join in.

TheBookHippie I agree with #3!! 1mo
Cupcake12 What exactly is a silent book club? Thanks for joining in x 1mo
CatLass007 @Cupcake12 I‘ve been seeing articles about them recently and when I found out that one meets at a nearby coffeehouse, I thought I‘d check it out. The way it‘s described is that the first 30 minutes are spent chatting and getting settled in and ordering food and/or drinks. The next hour is spent silently reading whatever we choose to bring with us. The final 30 minutes are spent chatting about what was read and anything else that strikes our fa. 1mo
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Cupcake12 That sounds so good! 1mo
CatLass007 @Cupcake12 Doesn‘t it? I imagine if you google “Silent Book Club in your town” you could find something similar. 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings @CatLass007 that sounds incredibly fun 1mo
CatLass007 @Princess-Kingofkings I think so too. This will be my first time attending. 1mo
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#ReadAway2024 When I first began listening to this book I wasn‘t sure whether I liked it or not. But loved it! Addie is such a clever woman.

Cailey_Mac This story grows on you for sure🌌 2mo
CatLass007 @Cailey_Mac Yes it does! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite books! 2mo
CatLass007 @CoffeeNBooks I can see why. 2mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Loved this book! 2mo
perfectsinner Loved this one. I just reread it fairly recently 1mo
CatLass007 @perfectsinner Great! I wonder what I‘ll think if I ever reread it? 1mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 A book. I keep meaning to read. 1mo
CatLass007 @andrew65 I think you‘d enjoy it. 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @DieAReader - this is a tough one. 1) Paperback. 2) Yes. 3) Science Fiction. 4) Yes. 5) I love the taste and smell of coffee but it doesn‘t treat my gut well at all anymore. But I also love tea so I‘m still getting my daily caffeine hit. 6) Physical. 7) Audio. @TheBookHippie @StayCurious Wanna play?

DieAReader ❤️‍🔥🤓 2mo
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March #TBRTarot #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 Jim Butcher never ceases to entertain and surprise. And he writes such wonderful cats.😹😻

DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! 2mo
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 2mo
CBee Hooray! 🐱 ♥️ 2mo
AnnCrystal 👏🐈💝. 2mo
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#ReadAway2024 #SheSays Cecile Richards comes from political royalty but she doesn‘t just ride her mother‘s coattails. She is a leader and a fighter for social equality. This book is inspiring and I give it all the stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DieAReader 🥳Great 2mo
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#NancyDrew #NancyDrewBR As I was unpacking a box of old books I found four old Nancy Drew books. The copyright is 1959 but I have no idea when these were released. My parents gave them to me as a Christmas gift in the early 1970s. My brother suggested that I try to sell them on eBay in stead of donating them to the Humane Society‘s thrift store. If anyone sells them on eBay it will be my brother. Does anyone know if they have any financial value?

Librarybelle I don‘t know if this will help you, but the Nancy Drew Sleuth site has selling tips, including how to describe the books: http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/collect.html 2mo
CatLass007 @Librarybelle Thank you so much!😘 2mo
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Felix Ever After | Kacen Callender
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#ReadAway2024 When I first started this book, I found the teenage characters annoying. But they were just behaving like teenagers and by the end of this very enjoyable book Felix and his friends had grown up more than just a little. Felix is a 17-year-old trans boy who knows he‘s not a girl but is not quite sure he‘s a boy. As he questions his gender identity, an even bigger question becomes apparent: does he deserve to be loved? It‘s a (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 sad question for anyone to ask and we probably all feel this way from time to time. But Felix seems to believe that, for whatever reason, the answer to the question is, “No.” He spends a lot of mental energy questioning if he deserves anything good at all. But during the course of the book he learns to not take responsibility for everything painful that happens to others or is inflicted on him by others. It reminded me of what it was like (cont)⬇️ 2mo
CatLass007 to be a teenager so many years ago. And it helped me to empathize with people who are different, especially LGBTQIA+ people. I imagine that people who fall under this umbrella term have a more difficult and painful experience growing up. 2mo
Jari-chan I have this one planned for May, so thank you for your review. I am looking forward to the experience of reading it. 2mo
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CatLass007 @Jari-chan You‘re welcome. I hope you both enjoy it and learn from it as I did. 2mo
TheBookHippie I did a group read with this book when it came out. We had such wonderful conversations!! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
CatLass007 @TheBookHippie That sounds terrific! @DieAReader Thanks! 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
CatLass007 @Andrew65 Thanks! 2mo
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#ReadAway2024 Based on a true story, this was a wonderful book. It takes place in London during WWII when thousands of people who lost their homes to the Blitz lived in an unfinished Tube station. In Bethnal Green the library was destroyed on the first night of the Blitz and the Head Librarian is killed. Clara is the head of the library built in the Tube station. In spite of the sad things that happened, some things are happy. The author (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 interviewed 100 librarians in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1922 opening of the Bethnal Green Library. The quotes from these librarians that open each chapter are bittersweet to me. In England there is a statute that requires free libraries to be opened. The love of reading and respect for librarians doesn‘t seem to exist in the US anymore, if it ever did. There were many characters and the resolutions of their stories may (cont)⬇️ 2mo
CatLass007 have been dragged out a little but that‘s a minor issue. The love of reading is such a strong presence in this book that I still give the book 5 stars out of 5. 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! 2mo
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 Very entertaining! I‘m looking forward to the next book in this series. Recommended.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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#BakerStreetIrregulars #ReadAway2024 And I‘m going to add #SeriesLove2024 because I suspect it‘s the beginning of a new series. I enjoyed this very much. There‘s so much of the background of the three title characters and Helene left to learn. And of course, mysteries to solve.

TheSpineView 😎 Glad to have you! 2mo
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#BakerStreetIrregulars #ReadAway2024 And I‘m going to add #SeriesLove2024 because I suspect it‘s the beginning of a new series. I enjoyed this very much. There‘s so much of the background of the three title characters and Helene left to learn. And of course, mysteries to solve.

DieAReader 🥳Awesome!📚🤓 2mo
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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#ReadAway2024 A friend recommended this book and I am grateful. I don‘t know what I expected but the surprise was a pleasure. I loved this book!! Speculative fiction doing what it does best, social commentary from a different perspective. Bravo!👏

DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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#ReadAway2024 I knew I shouldn‘t trust that guy.

DieAReader 😏Always go with your gut😉 2mo
DieAReader @CatLass007 😉❤️‍🔥 2mo
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I found this at my local used bookstore yesterday and had to have it.

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I am in Audible time-out. I didn‘t know there was such a thing until this morning. I‘m not allowed to return anything for six months. I‘ve been participating in multiple buddy reads. Sometimes what I buy is not enjoyable to me. #HailTheBail I guess that, starting today, any books I don‘t like will have to wait for six months before I can return them. That might be a lot to return all at once. I think this might be a good thing (cont) ⬇️

CatLass007 because I‘m focusing on audiobooks that I check out via Libby, books that already are in my Audible library, or print books that I already own. I guess they think I‘m trying to pull something or whatever. The thing is, they already have my money. But I will have to be much more selective about which buddy reads I participate in. (edited) 2mo
willaful What the what? 2mo
AnnCrystal Yikes! Those are digital books, right? Or audio books?? (edited) 2mo
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CatLass007 @AnnCrystal Audible sells downloadable audiobooks. They also provide podcasts. I can‘t read ebooks because of my eyes. 2mo
AnnCrystal @CatLass007 ok, thank you for explaining what Audible is 😘👍. 2mo
CatLass007 @AnnCrystal You‘re welcome! 2mo
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#ReadAway2024 #LitsySciFiBookClub #HailTheBail I‘m learning to go with my first opinion about many things. When we read one of Ursula K. LeGuin‘s books for the #ClassicLSFBC (and I guess you can figure out that it wasn‘t my cup of tea because I can‘t remember the title) it was a reread for me. The first time I didn‘t like it but I wanted to give it another chance because it‘s been a while since high school. I still didn‘t like it. When (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 the movie of The Man Who Fell To Earth starring David Bowie was released in 1976, I read the book. I didn‘t care for it then and I didn‘t like it this time either. The first time around I finished the books. Since then I‘ve learned that my book time is valuable and I didn‘t push myself to finish something I wasn‘t enjoying. #HailTheBail 2mo
TheSpineView I am finding this one hard to read too. 2mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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RamsFan1963 I just started it, only about 50 pages in, but it's okay so far. It does seem very sad, and I'm sure it will get more so. I've never seen the Bowie movie version, but I can't help thinking of him while I'm reading this. 2mo
DieAReader 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 2mo
CatLass007 @RamsFan1963 I‘ve never seen the movie either. I didn‘t want to see it after I read the book. It was the whole “the book is better than the movie” thing. (edited) 2mo
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#readAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 I enjoyed the relationships in this book, maybe because there are no developing relationships in Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes tales. I did have difficulty following Charlotte‘s train of thought in the deductions she made, which is pretty much the way I feel about the original Holmes.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! It definitely kept me on my toes🤣❤️‍🔥 2mo
CatLass007 @DieAReader The first three books are free on Audible right now. We read the first one for #PemberLittens #JaneAdjacent, so that was my motivation for reading it finally and then I had to see what happened next. When I finish the next book I‘ll have to start making decisions about buying the next book. 2mo
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DieAReader @CatLass007 ❤️‍🔥😏Solid plan! 2mo
StayCurious This one‘s on my to do list for sure 2mo
CatLass007 @StayCurious I‘m so glad! 2mo
CatLass007 @StayCurious I just started the third one and it‘s beginning with more surprises. 2mo
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Karisa Ooo, thank you! 2mo
CatLass007 @Karisa You‘re welcome. I had two very different reading goals for the year: read more science fiction and read more nonfiction. 2mo
Karisa @CatLass007 I listened to The Light We Carry (M. Obama) on audiobook recently. Positivity in a bottle! I‘m also going to start Supercommunicators soon at the recommendation of a friend. I find that I like nonfiction more on audio. Definitely lots to peruse from this list of sci-fi too! Good luck to you with your goals! 2mo
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CatLass007 I listened to Becoming last year and I‘m about halfway through The Light We Carry. She also had podcasts that ran concurrently with the publication of her books and I‘ve listened to all of The Michelle Obama Podcast and about half of The Light Podcast. I love listening to her tell about the way she has grown over the years. I‘ll look into Supercommunicators. Thank you! @Karisa (edited) 2mo
TheSpineView I have seen the list. To be honest I didn't pay much attention. I may need to revisit it when I get in a mood to read something on it. 2mo
CatLass007 @TheSpineView We read The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz for #LitsySciFiBookClub last year and it is a nominee for Novel. I think that‘s pretty cool. I‘m interested in reading more of the nominees. 2mo
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 I‘m still enjoying this entertaining and theologically unsound series after seven books. My favorite cookie is peanut butter just like it‘s Daisy‘s. Unlike Daisy, I don‘t have a friend like June to bake for me. Fun scene: teaching the angels how to speak Southern.

DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
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